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Right-wing sheriffs refuse to enforce new gun laws in so-called '2nd Amendment sanctuaries'

As gun control advocates see more of their proposed policies become law, another group with a decidedly different aim is also gaining momentum. It’s a loose network of local officials who are refusing to enforce the new laws, which include measures to require universal background checks, or ban assault weapons, or temporarily remove firearms from those deemed a danger to themselves or others.

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Waging war on wage theft

As state after state raises the minimum wage, companies continue to find ways to cheat hourly workers out of pay they’re entitled to — by holding unpaid mandatory off-the-clock meetings, and even requiring employees to continue working after clocking out.

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Surveillance capitalism is the newest threat to democracy

The rule of Big Brother has begun, and we are all enabling this new authoritative regime, critics charge.

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New 'hybrid' voting system can change paper ballot after it's been cast

For years, election security experts have assured us that, if properly implemented, paper ballots and routine manual audits can catch electronic vote tally manipulation.

Unfortunately, there is no universal definition of “paper ballot,” which has enabled vendors and their surrogates to characterize machine-marked paper printouts from hackable ballot marking devices (BMDs) as “paper ballots.” Unlike hand-marked paper ballots, voters must print and inspect these machine-marked “paper ballots” to try to detect any fraudulent or erroneous votes that might have been marked by the BMD. The machine-marked ballot is then counted on a separate scanner.

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Dems Having Difficult Time Capitalizing on Trump Presidency of Blunders

Donald Trump has been president for 100 days and things are going pretty well for him. In many ways, he resembles the classic character of Inspector Clouseau from the Pink Panther series — a comically inept, bumbling fool who solves cases through sheer luck and gets promoted in spite of his stunning incompetence.

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Why FBI Can't Tell All on Trump, Russia

Reporters: Jonathan Z. Larsen is the former editor of The Village Voice, whose reporting team included the late Wayne Barrett and Robert I. Friedman. These people and the paper produced many of the important early investigative reports on Donald Trump and on the mob. Larsen is now a senior editor and board member of WhoWhatWhy. Russ Baker, a former investigative reporter for The Village Voice, is Editor-in-Chief of WhoWhatWhy. C. Collins is a WhoWhatWhy reporter.

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Election Reflection: White Anger, Racial Violence, Economic Despair - and the Worst Is Yet to Come

Sara Kendzior lives and writes in the heartland of America, and from what she has observed, the country is about to explode. The journalist tells WhoWhatWhy’s Jeff Schechtman that the election of Donald Trump is but the opening act. Racism, white supremacy and violence are all bubbling very close to the surface, and scapegoating will add fuel to the fire.

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Donald Trump: The Hip-Hop Candidate

Originally published at WhoWhatWhy.org

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